Fiji Time: 6:16 AM on Sunday 26 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Biggest security detail in Brazil history at WC final

Afp
Sunday, July 13, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - More than 25,000 soldiers and police, the biggest security detail in Brazil's history, will be deployed around Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana.

Jose Mariano Beltrane, security secretary for the state of Rio de Janeiro, said there will be 9300 Brazilian defence forces and at least 10,000 military police.

"This will be the biggest security operation that the city or country has ever seen," Beltrane said yesterday.

"We need to ensure that this event goes off like all the other games in the World Cup."

Asked about the large numbers, Beltrane said they were justified and also pointed out the increase in tourists and the presence of heads of state at the final.

"I prefer to have a great number of men rather than to be caught by surprise," he said.

Beltrane gave no figures about levels of policing at previous matches at the Maracana.

Beltrane said policing would be stepped up around the stadium and in the south zone of Rio, which includes the famed Copacabana and Ipanema beach areas.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fijian accused of killing ex-partner
  2. Smart watch goes on sale
  3. Keeping it sexually safe
  4. Gospel shines
  5. Airline confirms position still vacant
  6. $18m brew house
  7. Natabua, Jasper win Coca-Cola Games
  8. Lal bags another medal to his list
  9. LTA warns bus drivers against incomplete routes
  10. Blues prepare for Ba in Fiji FACT opener

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  3. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  4. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  5. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  6. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  8. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  9. Man dies in road accident Sunday (19 Apr)
  10. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)